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The Sunday Leader 20th Anniversary

Two decades of staying unbowed and unafraid…

Everyone warned me against ‘taking on’ the Sunday Leader! Their fears no doubt stemmed from the past the Sunday Leader had ‘enjoyed’. Harassed by every successive government, telling stories ‘the Sunday Leader way’ was not the kind of journalism considered ‘accepted’. It was not what you were taught in Journalism school to practice. Yet, to [...]

Safeguarding sovereignty

It is with great pleasure that I tender this message on the eve of the “Sunday leader’s “20th anniversary and 20 years of her valuable contribution to the print media of the country. I like to take this opportunity to congratulate the founder members of the Sunday Leader and its shareholders for establishing such an [...]

The beginning of a journey

It  takes skill, determination and commitment to be a journalist. Proper guidance will make you a good journalist. After a successful stint at EFM Radio as a news presenter my career as a print media journalist began at The Sunday Leader in the year 2004. I remember my first day at The Sunday Leader where [...]

Journalism is the art of the possible

Editorial policies of a newspaper empire or even its future and destiny are dependent on the contemporary political forces that buffet them. That fact we realised from the mid-1960s when we commenced our newspaper career. Lake House at that time was basking in glory at the fall of the powerful Sirima Bandaranaike government following the defeat of the [...]

The Way We Were

When I walked into the offices of The Sunday Leader in January 1998, I told its Editor in Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge, that I would be leaving in three weeks. I was resident in Australia, and had returned to Sri Lanka two months before, only to finalize the construction of my house. I would come to [...]

Happy 20th Anniversary Sunday Leader

I am both elated and proud to wish our sister newspaper, the Sunday Leader a happy 20th anniversary. Maintaining the good relationship and trust the Leader has maintained with its loyal readership is no easy task and to do so over the span of two decades is a mammoth effort. The Sunday Leader with its brave [...]

An Asset To Sri Lanka

The Sunday Leader newspaper inaugurated by eminent journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge is an asset to Sri Lanka. People turn to The Sunday Leader when they want to read critical news and truth. The Sunday Leader followed the tradition introduced by Lasantha under difficult conditions and allowed many people to come into the media sector. Many journalists [...]

Proud To Be Associated With

I am glad and proud to be associated with The Sunday Leader as a reader, newsmaker and a politician for standing up for justice. Throughout my career apart from being a politician even as the convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission I remember how Lasantha willfully helped me providing correct advices from 2005 to 2009, during the [...]

More Commence Of 20th Anniversary

Maintaining Values Instilled Two Decades Ago Twenty years is a long time, especially for a newspaper that becomes the centre of attraction among the public in times of political turmoil. In Sri Lanka, political turmoil continues right throughout the year and The Sunday Leader has always been in the forefront revealing issues the general public groans [...]

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